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of the sthanikfis of the temple of Ramesvaram waited upon him
and explained that though the village of Ramesvaram belonged
to the temple from ancient times, Rampa Kannama Nayaka who
obtained Prodduturu and Eamesvaram as umbali, appro-
priated the income of the whole village excepting the produce
of four puttis of land with which the sthanikas were expected to
carry on the worship in the temple. 'Now that you, a Brahman
officer having faith in Gods and Brahmans, have come to power,
you should devote your attention to the affairs of Gods and
restore this village to the temple so that the daily worship might
be carried on (as in former days).' Timmarasa believed in the
truth of the statement of the slhanikas ; but as the village was
iTnder the jurisdiction of the government (divfinam), he thought
that it was not proper for him. to bestow it upon the God, He
therefore gave that village as nftyankara to Saluva Govindaraja,
son of Raciraja of Kaundinya £0ir#, in the presence of Vira
Narasimhadevaraya. Then he told Govindaraja, " This village
was formerly enjoyed by the God Mukti-Ramesvara. You
have now obtained the fruits of that charity." Govindaraja,
having understood the meaning of Timmarasa, bestowed that
village, with libations of water, on God Ramayadeva; and
this gift is registered in an epigraph in the temple dated
& S. U30, Prabhava, Karttika su. 12.

ICaifiyat of Proddntnw, Z. R* 3, p. 5.

93.    PRATAPARUDRA GAJAPATI.

15.    His  (Purusottarna's)  son  was Rudradhipa? a celebrated

king.

16.    After his father he ruled the ancestral kingdom tinder the

name Prataparudra.

19,    On his expedition for the conquest of the South he reached
the Krsna and then wanted to make a gift of land to
Brahmans.
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